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Seattle Children’s Hospital's mold issues spur class-action suit

Suit alleged hospital engaged in a coverup of problems

January 17, 2020

A recently-filed class-action lawsuit alleged Seattle Children's Hospital knew for years that its mold infestation could be related to its air-handling system, but "engaged in a cover-up," according to an article on the WQAD website.

The mold infestation sickened many patients and resulted in the deaths of six children, according to the suit.

The suit claims the hospital knew since at least 2005 that Aspergillus mold could be transmitted through its air-handling system.

Seattle Children's Hospital shut down its operating rooms twice this year after air tests detected the common mold in the air. One patient died and six more were sickened in that outbreak. 

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